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Wedding Quotes For A Wedding Speech And Toast


If you are the bride and groom, or if you’re assigned to give a speech during a wedding reception; most of the time it can be a nerve-wrecking task unless you’re a professional speaker or your work requires you to speak to the crowd frequently.

It it best that you prepare ahead before the panic strikes in you. While preparing a speech may be different depending on the background of bride and groom, it is always pleasant to have a quote inserted in your speech.

Here’s some of the quotes that you might want to consider.

Classic Quotes

“There is only one happiness in life: To love and be loved.”

George Sand

“The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all the time.”

Julia Child

“The best use of life is love. The best expression of love is time. The best time to love is now.”

Rick Warren

“There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.”

Martin Luther

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.”

Oscar Wilde

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”

Audrey Hepburn

“You don’t marry the person you can live with—you marry the person you can’t live without.”


“At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.”


“I wish I’d done everything on Earth with you.” 

F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Hear my soul speak. Of the very instant that I saw you, did my heart fly at your service.”

William Shakespeare, The Tempest (Act 3, Scene 1)

Romantic Quotes

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.”

Mignon McLaughlin

“I need you like a heart needs a beat.”

One Republic

“Grow old with me. The best is yet to be, the last of life for which the first was made.”

Robert Browning

“Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get—only with what you are expecting to give—which is everything.”

Katherine Hepburn

“Life is the flower for which love is the honey.”

Victor Hugo

“In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.”

Maya Angelou

“To find someone who will love you for no reason, and to shower that person with reasons, that is the ultimate happiness.”

Robert Brault

“My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep; the more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite.”

Romeo and Juliet

“You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”

Dr. Seuss

“Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”

Franklin P Jones

Movie Quotes

“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”

When Harry Met Sally

“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love, and be loved in return.”

Moulin Rouge

“To me, you are perfect.”

Love Actually

“It’s like at that moment the whole universe existed just to bring us together.”


“Choose me. Marry me. Let me make you happy.”

My Best Friend’s Wedding

“I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.”

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

“They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops, and that’s true.”

Big Fish

“It doesn’t matter if the guy is perfect or the girl is perfect, as long as they are perfect for each other.”

Good Will Hunting

“May you never steal, lie, or cheat. But if you must steal, then steal away my sorrows. And if you must lie, lie with me all the nights of my life. And if you must cheat, then please cheat death. Because I couldn’t live a day without you.”

Leap Year

“The best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are.”


Funny Quotes

“It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.”

Rita Rudner

“Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.”

Benjamin Franklin

“Marry a man your own age; as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight.”

Phyllis Diller

“The man who says his wife can’t take a joke, forgets that she took him.”

Oscar Wilde

“By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you’ll be happy. If you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.”


“Women marry men hoping they will change. Men marry women hoping they will not. So each is inevitably disappointed.”

Albert Einstein

“Marriages are made in heaven. But so again, are thunder and lightning.”

Clint Eastwood

“Love is blind. Marriage is the eye-opener.” 

Pauline Thomason

“To keep your marriage brimming with love in the loving cup, whenever you’re wrong, admit it; whenever you’re right, shut up.”

Ogden Nash

“The secret to a happy marriage remains a secret.”

Henny Youngman

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